To future self,
Today I’m writing this letter hoping that I will read it 10 or 20 years from now with a mind that is more open and free. In life, we do not always get what we want and I have already accepted the fact that not all things I desire may come my way but I seek happiness in what I have now. I wish to learn every day, from books, children, nature, different personalities, movies, music, travel experiences and most importantly, learn how to love myself. It is said that if you do not love yourself, you cannot love anyone else. In the future, I wish to be able to control my thoughts and emotions and not be affected by negativity. There should not be a day without laughter with my close friends and family. Few past experiences will remain etched in my heart and mind and it will teach me how to deal with stressful and challenging situations and to not give up so easily.
I might be anxious now about many things but I am figuring out ways how to remain calm and find the right solutions. I should smile more and make no judgements. I should be able to understand that people are the most complex creatures. We all have our differences and problems and I should be more accepting but also I must stay true to my morals and principles and not let anybody walk all over me. I will never ever compromise with my values. I am who I am because of my own beliefs of what is right and wrong. I shall never be swayed away in different directions to be clubbed into the “chill” zone just to be accepted by others. I will never tolerate any kind of injustice. I will speak my mind always and try to understand the best possible solution to help make things better. Also I want lots of flowers blooming in my garden of my small and humble home with a puppy or two running around and good neighbours always there to wave ‘hi’ at everyone! May peace and love prevail for good J